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La nuit sur l'étang getting traditional in its 44th year

Celebrating Canada's 150th birthday with food, music and dance
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Pierre Paul Mongeon, general director for La nuit sur l'étang, announces the new partnership with the Centre franco-ontarien de folklore for the 44th annual event. Photo by Arron Pickard.

A partnership between Les Concerts La Nuit sur l'étang and the Centre franco-ontarien de folklore will bring the 44th edition of the event back to its traditional roots.

“It's going to be a traditional evening with traditional francophone food, music and dancing,” said Pierre Paul Mongeon, general director for La Nuit. “Every year, we have a different theme, and this year, we're going traditional to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday in 2017.”

La Nuit sur l'etang takes place March 25 at Collège Boréal starting at 7 p.m. There will be several orchestras and bands including les Pourquoi Pas, a well-known francophone folklore group. They will re-enact what it was like at parties 150 years ago.

“It's a family show, with brothers and sisters on stage, and they are going to teach others how to dance,” Mongeon said.

After that, Violon a l'oeuvre will take the stage and provide more of a square-dance-style entertainment.

“This is only the first part of the 4.5-hour show, and there's much more in store,” he said. 

There will also be 10 musicians and artists from Ontario who will take modern and popular Franco-Ontarien pop and rock songs and perform them in a more traditional way. Those performers will be announced at a later date.

Ticket prices before Christmas are $35 for adults, $20 for students and teens and $10 for children under 10. Prices go up by $5 after Christmas.

For more information on tickets, phone 705-525-5606, ext. 4 or visit letno.ca.

  
 




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